Vaal Dam Spilling – Drought, What Drought?

[Daily Maverick] With recent rains, the drought of 2014 to 2017, for most of us, is all but forgotten. But for hydrologists a drought is only over when the whole system is flush. Even then, the operation of the system should ensure that users are optim…

[Daily Maverick] With recent rains, the drought of 2014 to 2017, for most of us, is all but forgotten. But for hydrologists a drought is only over when the whole system is flush. Even then, the operation of the system should ensure that users are optimally protected when the next drought comes round again.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

U.S. Senators Visit South Africa – Just (Not) Like Old Times

[Daily Maverick] J. BROOKS SPECTOR reminisces about US congressional visits from an earlier era to South Africa and observes the most recent four-man US Senate delegation’s visit. Good men, yes, but not much besides a smile and a handshake to offer, es…

[Daily Maverick] J. BROOKS SPECTOR reminisces about US congressional visits from an earlier era to South Africa and observes the most recent four-man US Senate delegation's visit. Good men, yes, but not much besides a smile and a handshake to offer, especially given the Trump administration's indifference - at best - to Africa and South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Army Probes Allegation of Collusion in Benue, Taraba Killings

[Guardian] The Nigerian Army yesterday inaugurated an investigative panel of inquiry to probe allegations by some Nigerians that its personnel were colluding with Fulani herdsmen in the killing of residents in Taraba and Benue states.

[Guardian] The Nigerian Army yesterday inaugurated an investigative panel of inquiry to probe allegations by some Nigerians that its personnel were colluding with Fulani herdsmen in the killing of residents in Taraba and Benue states.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

I Lost Ballon d’Or Award Because I Played for Nigeria, Says Amuneke

[Guardian] Former Super Eagles’ winger, Emmanuel Amuneke has revealed that he was denied the opportunity of winning the prestigious World Footballer of the year award because he plied his soccer trade as a Nigerian.

[Guardian] Former Super Eagles' winger, Emmanuel Amuneke has revealed that he was denied the opportunity of winning the prestigious World Footballer of the year award because he plied his soccer trade as a Nigerian.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Media Watchdog Goes After Information Regulator Over Data Breach

[News24Wire] The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) has issued a statement saying it has still not received any response from the Office of the Information Regulator on its failure to respond to a complaint regarding the “biggest data breach in South African hi…

[News24Wire] The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) has issued a statement saying it has still not received any response from the Office of the Information Regulator on its failure to respond to a complaint regarding the "biggest data breach in South African history".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa